ERIC Number: EJ1170424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Professional Ideals of Christian Teachers from Conservative Protestant Schools in the Netherlands
Boele-de Bruin, H. L.; de Muynck, A.
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v22 n1 p8-22 Mar 2018
Professional ideals arise from personal worldviews and specify teachers' professional identities. This study aimed to explore how faith is present in the professional ideals of Christian teachers. The professional ideals of 107 Dutch teachers from conservative Protestant primary and secondary schools were explored using an open-ended questionnaire. The ideal educational aims and contents were closely connected: the ultimate essence of teaching was defined as passing on images of the perfect Christian person by modelling. Faith was represented by non-substantial religious ideals that are related to social behavior. Ideals about didactical strategies and teaching materials which demonstrate teachers' Christian worldview were hardly found.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Questionnaires, Ideology, World Views, Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Protestants, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Coding
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands